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ID: 901000773
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000773
Record Type: Character/Person

Arthur, King (British character)

Note: Legendary British king who appears in a cycle of medieval romances (known as the matter of Britain) as the sovereign of a knightly fellowship of the Round Table. It is not certain how or where (in Wales or in those parts of northern Britain inhabited by Brythonic-speaking Celts) these legends originated or whether the figure Arthur was based on a historical person.

Names:
Arthur, King (British character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
King Arthur (British character) (b,English-P,A,N)
Arthur (British character) (English,U,N)
Arturus, Rex (British character) (Latin,U,N)
Pendragon, Arthur (British character) (English,U,N)
Artur, Koning (British character) (English,U,N)
Arturo, Rey (British character) (English,U,N)
Artus, König (British character) (English,U,N)
Artù, Re (British character) (English,U,N)
Artús, Rei (British character) (English,U,N)
Arthur, Roi (British character) (English,U,N)
Артур, Кароль (British character) (English,U,N)
Артур, Крал (British character) (English,U,N)
ρθούρος, Βρθούρος (British character) (English,U,N)
아서 왕 (British character) (English,U,N)
Asŏ Wang (British character) (English,U,N)
ארתור, המלך (British character) (English,U,N)
Èrthu, Rouai (British character) (English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<European iconography> (P)
........<European characters> (P)
............Arthur, King (British character) (I)
Related Iconography:
is actor for .... Arthurian legend
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Literary themes and narratives, Arthurian legend (British legends, by 12th century)) [901001139]
consort/spouse of .... Guinevere
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Literary characters, Arthurian legend characters (literary characters), Guinevere (queen, Arthurian legend)) [901000770]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... literary characters
.....(characters (people by activity), people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... kings (people)
.....(monarchs, rulers (people), people in government and administration, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
located in .... Great Britain
.....(United Kingdom, Europe) (TGN)

Sources:
Arthur, King (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 79055479
King Arthur (British character)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................British Library [online] (2000-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Arthur (British character)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 82A(Arthur)
Arturus, Rex (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Pendragon, Arthur (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Artur, Koning (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Arturo, Rey (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Artus, König (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Artù, Re (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Artús, Rei (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Arthur, Roi (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Артур, Кароль (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Артур, Крал (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
ρθούρος, Βρθούρος (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
아서 왕 (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Asŏ Wang (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
ארתור, המלך (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Èrthu, Rouai (British character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Lupack, Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature (2005)
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Arthur," accessed 29 December 2015
................ Archibald and Putter, Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend (2009)

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